On Mother’s Day, despite all of the inspirational writing about how much mothers do for us, it’s easy to forget the mothers who aren’t usually celebrated. I’m talking about mothers who are young, single, immigrant, minority, low-income or queer, who raise families with very few social or economic resources but nevertheless aren’t the likeliest to be extolled for their struggles or contributions.
Luckily, the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) has launched a national initiative called “Mama’s Day,” which they say will “change the way we think, feel and act in support of families in the US” by applauding the women who are left out by traditional Mother’s Day celebrations.
You can watch the ARCJ’s wonderful music video to honor all mamas for their work in creating strong families. And if you’re interested, visit their website for stories from people who tell us just how many different kinds of strong families there can be. As Mother’s Day ends, let’s keep celebrating Mama’s Day by supporting these vulnerable mothers and the strong families they create.
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